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Lwiddis

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Posted: 05/12/20 11:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The most reliable C is the one that has been maintained (used) or will be maintained (new).

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Posted: 05/12/20 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess if you are looking for reliable you could look at the Rental Market More than 100 Forum members have them and so far not one is unhappy with their decision to buy one,including me.

They have to be reliable and they have documentable service records also they are priced right.

Something more to digest in your search.


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billy1davis wrote:

We are looking for the most reliable Class C out there. I have run a search and have digested those results. I am looking especially for those that have had class c's.


The "overall most reliable" Class C would probably be this:

1. A Class C built on the Ford E350 or E450 chassis.

... and ...

2. A Class C built with a coach exterior structure that is made of a one-piece fiberglass shell. i.e. The entire roof and walls are molded as one continuous fiberglass unit.

As far as I can tell, the Coach House Platinum models may be just about the only Class C motorhomes still available new that are built this way - including the Ford chassis.

The next closest Class C models built almost to the above criteria are probably those built by Phoenix Cruiser - including the Ford chassis.

P.S. By "reliable" I assume you mean A) least likely for the chassis to break down over time - but easiest and cheapest to get repaired if it does, and B) least likely for the main coach structure to develop water leaks and generally hold together over time.

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MDKMDK wrote:

If you're looking for another "this is it" opinion, you're wasting your time, as you said you've already "digested those results". You're not going to get much different results on here, or anywhere else, than what you've already seen. No earth shattering revelations are likely to come.
Just pick one, based on your research, and get out there.


But he already has a "nice Class C" per another thread recently and appeared to not have a RV a couple months ago from those threads in the various forums here.

Thought i posted earlier in this thread today....maybe deleted, maybe it didn't post, but in short, the chassis are mostly all FOrd or Chevy and basic reliable "trucks", the appliances and such are generally the same or similar between mfgs. Differnt mfgs have their own "box" they design and construct and even those are not that different.


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Also check into service after warranty. You are going to have issues pop up and they al seem to know when the warranty is up, then boom. Even the best of the best will have things go wrong as some point. Check the manufacturer and their service department. And/or even local qualified service centers.


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billy1davis wrote:

We are looking for the most reliable Class C out there. I have run a search and have digested those results. I am looking especially for those that have had class c's.

Since you're getting plenty of answers to your question, may I ask why you're bent on a C, rather than an A and just for what, I might be missing here?


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If there really was only one best Class-C RV brand, it would be the only brand left on the market.


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I am 72 and we think a class a would be too much to handle. We think also that having a short class c we would not need to pull a toad

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billy1davis wrote:

I am 72 and we think a class a would be too much to handle. We think also that having a short class c we would not need to pull a toad

That was going to be my next question. How long do you want it and how much do you want to spend? Some folks say that 27 foot is a good compromise all things being considered.


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